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The University of Vermont, Community College of Vermont
102 S. Winooski Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
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Program Contact Mark Prior
Phone 802.488.6580

SUCCEED is an innovative post-secondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities and autism, provided by Howard Center in collaboration with area colleges including University of Vermont and Community College of Vermont. Students have the opportunity to participate in four program areas: Student Housing/Independent Living, Education, Campus Life, and Career Development. SUCCEED provides students with the tools to live more independently while actively participating in a true college experience. Students graduate with the ability to live in their own apartment, develop meaningful friendships, obtain fulfilling employment and establish social connections within their community.

Program information submitted a year or more ago

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 14
Description of our summer transition program:

SUCCEED is a year-round program, which includes a summer semester. Incoming fall students participate in a number of transition events over the summer, prior to enrollment.

Deadline to apply to this program: March 1, 2019
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 3 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Room and board: $707.69
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? We are not a CTP, and have no plans to become one.
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Information on special classes:

In addition to integrated college level courses, students also take SUCCEED seminars with program peers, which teach life skills such as self-advocacy, critical thinking and personal financial management.

Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: Between 25% of the time and half the time
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 75%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 75%
We offer the following specialized credentials:


Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Specialized off campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: 50%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Magic the Gathering groups, Anime groups, chorus, photography groups.